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General Histories

The Local Transport History Library publishes these illustrated PDF booklets to a standard format of 7x5 inches, which makes them easier to read on a PC or tablet screen without annoying scrolling. If you are viewing on a mobile phone we recommend you rotate your phone to the horizontal for best results. The booklets should automatically resize to your device. You will need to have the Adobe Reader installed.

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Body Makers

PDF-011-1: H.V. Burlingham 1928-1963. Illustrated history. 26 pages.
PDF-012-1: H.V. Burlingham - A Flock of Seagulls - The Story of Burlingham’s ‘Seagull’ coach body. Illustrated history. By Neville Mercer. 23 pages.

PDF-107-1: The Metalcraft Story 1946-1954. Illustrated history. By Neville Mercer. 37 pages.

PDF-031-1: W. L. Thurgood (Coachbuilders) Ltd. 1925 - 1967. Illustrated history. 17 pages.

Chassis Makers

PDF-007-2: Atkinson Vehicles Ltd. (UK Passenger Chassis Production) 1950- 1963. Illustrated history.

PDF-124-1: Gilford Motor Co Ltd. 1926-1935. Illustrated history. 18 pages.

PDF-085-1: Great Eastern Railway: Stratford Built Buses: How Did They Work. By Dave Taylor. Illustrated. 23 pages.

PDF-059-2: Karrier Motors Ltd. 1908-1946. Illustrated history. 2nd edition. 25 pages.


PDF-014-1: Lower Mosley Street Bus Station 1928-1973. By Neville Mercer. Illustrated history. 36 pages.

PDF-009-1: South Lancashire Transport 1900-1958. Souvenir Brochure. 18 pages.

PDF-125-1: Thomas Tilling Ltd. 1846-1969. Illustrated history. 14 pages.

PDF-200-1: Travelling The Roads - A Brief History of Road Passenger Transport. Illustrated. 59 pages.